Re: Spell Check Problem?

Subject: Re: Spell Check Problem?
From: cupton -at- syclone -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:06:23 -0400 (EDT)

I agree. It's a plot. My computer started doing the same thing yesterday
when I inserted a reference that ended up as "...en page 13." I couldn't
for the life of me fix it until I read the list today, and I discovered
that French, West Indies was the culprit.

Thanks, techwrlers!

> Katherine Darges wondered: <<My Word document, approx 30 pages, has
> suddenly (it wasn't doing this yesterday) started showing that little
> red underline on a dozen random words. They aren't mispelled or
> strange words (because, operate, open...). Just to be sure I wasn't
> missing something, I selected "because" and checked it with spell
> check. The options I was given were all in FRENCH. The same with each
> of the other "mispelled" words. What the heck? Where did the French
> come in all of a sudden on those few words?>>
> Clearly it's a French plot. I suspect your computer has been hijacked
> by anti-U.S. French cybercommandos intent on paying back your country
> for decades of perceived slights. <g> Here in Canada, I've seen similar
> problems with U.S. English becoming U.K. English, presumably for
> similarly sinister reasons. <g>
> This is one of those relatively minor document corruptions that strikes
> Word for no apparent reason... I suspect it has something to do with
> Word's gothically (and comically) ornate .doc file format, which makes
> documents vulnerable to occasional bit-flips. In effect, Word simply
> forgets what it's doing, and it's not always easy to make it remember
> again.


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